To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I am an avid supporter of the arts and culture in Pittsfield and am very proud of the progress we have made here to create and sustain a thriving arts community and economy. That is why I was so pleased to attend a Donna Todd Rivers campaign kick-off at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Wendell Avenue in September. To me, this symbolized that Donna really regards the promotion of the arts as a real priority. She is an artist herself, running a store on North Street called Bisque, Beads and Beyond.
I think we need to have some creative people on the City Council, both to support arts initiatives, as well as to find some creative solutions to the problems facing our city. I have found that Donna Todd Rivers has a way of looking at things in a new way, and that will be refreshing.
Please support Donna Todd Rivers as a way to support the arts and culture community here in Pittsfield. I think she should be one of your four votes for City Council at large.